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About SANDAG

Bylaws & Policies

On January 1, 2003, a new state law (SB 1703) consolidated all of the roles and responsibilities of SANDAG with many of the transit functions of the Metropolitan Transit Development Board and the North San Diego County Transit Development Board. The consolidation allows SANDAG to assume transit planning, funding allocation, project development, and eventually construction in the San Diego region in addition to its ongoing transportation responsibilities and other regional roles.

These interdependent and interrelated responsibilities permit a more streamlined, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to planning for the region's future.

Social Media Terms of Use

Social Media Terms of Use
November 2014 - This document provides the guidelines for the establishment and use by SANDAG of social media sites as a means of conveying information to the public and terms of use for members of the public posting comments on those sites.

Grievances, Claims, and Requests

Public Records Request Guidelines
February 2002 - SANDAG has developed guidelines to assist members of the public in submitting public records requests.

Policy for Handling Claims Against SANDAG
January 2010 - Claims for money or damages against SANDAG must be presented to, and acted upon, in accordance with the procedures of this policy.

Language Assistance Plan
April 2012 - SANDAG is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or discriminated against under its projects, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability as provided in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and 49 United States Code Section 5332.

Third Party Discrimination Grievance Procedure
October 2013 - SANDAG does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, race, color, or national origin in conducting government business. Persons who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability have the right to use this grievance procedure.

Conflict of Interest Code
December 2013 - The Political Reform Act, Government Code Sections 81000, et seq., requires SANDAG to adopt and promulgate a Conflict of Interest Code. The most recent version of the Conflict of Interest Code lists persons who have been designated to disclose their financial interests.

California Fair Political Practices Commission Gifts Requirements

SANDAG requests that consultants, contractors, vendors and agents thereof currently doing business with or planning to seek contract awards from SANDAG are strongly discouraged from giving gifts to SANDAG officers, employees, agents or Board members who have taken or may in the future take part in contracting decisions for SANDAG. SANDAG’s officers, employees, agents, and Board members shall not solicit or accept gifts, gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to subagreements that could bias their decision-making. This prohibition applies to any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, or loan, and includes such items as liquor, lodging, travel, food, and tickets to public functions such as sports events, theater, etc. If a person has any reason to believe a financial or organizational conflict of interest exists with regard to a particular procurement, he/she should notify the SANDAG Office of General Counsel immediately.

Officials, employees and agents of SANDAG involved in the SANDAG contracting process are “designated officials and employees” in SANDAG’s Conflict of Interest Code and must report gifts from third parties on a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 as required by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). SANDAG Board Policy Nos. 004 and 011, the Conflict of Interest Code, and Guidance Regarding Gifts are all documents that discuss the obligations of designated officials and employees with regard to gifts and travel.

Qualifying gifts and donations to SANDAG versus an individual are reported on FPPC Forms 801 and 802, which must be filed with the state's filing agent for San Diego County and posted on the SANDAG Web site. Additional information regarding FPPC reporting requirements can be found on the FPPC's Web site, and in Title 2 of California Code of Regulations section 18944 et seq.

2009 Form 801 Gift Declaration Form
2013 Form 806
2014 Form 806

Bylaws

Final Bylaws
(Adopted July 2003; Amended November 2003, November 2004, January 2006, January 2007, December 2008, January 2010, March 2014, November 2014)

Board Policies

Board Policy #001
Operations Policy - Board and Policy Advisory Committees Responsibilities (Adopted January 2003; Amended November 2004, January 2006, December 2006, January 2010, October 2013, November 2014)

Board Policy #002
Policy Advisory Committee Membership (Adopted January 2003; Amended December 2003, November 2004, December 2005, December 2006, July 2007, November 2010, September 2014)

Board Policy #003
Investment Policy (Adopted January 2003; Amended November 2004, September 2005, December 2007, July 2008, July 2009, November 2010, February 2012, October 2013, November 2014)

Board Policy #004
Rules of Procedure for Board of Directors and Committees (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, January 2006, December 2006, July 2007, December 2007, September 2008, January 2010, February 2012)

Board Policy #005
Sponsorship of Events (Adopted June 2003)

Board Policy #006
Proclamations (Adopted June 2003)

Board Policy #007
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2008, November 2010, February 2012)

Board Policy #008
Legal Matters (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2008, January 2010, November 2014)

Board Policy #009
Discrimination Complaint Procedures (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, January 2010, February 2012, October 2013)

Board Policy #010
Ballot Measures (Adopted June 2003)

Board Policy #011
Travel Expenses (Adopted June 2003; Amended January 2006, December 2006, December 2008, January 2010)

Board Policy #012
SANDAG Service Bureau (Adopted June 2003; Amended May 2005, January 2010)

Board Policy #013
Conflict Resolution Procedure (Adopted June 2003)

Board Policy #014
Environmental Quality (Adopted June 2003, October 2013)

Board Policy #015
Records Management (Adopted June 2003; Amended December 2004, December 2006)

Board Policy #016
Procurement of Services (Adopted October 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, January 2010, November 2010, November 2014)

Board Policy #017
Delegation of Authority (Adopted October 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2008, February 2012, October 2013, November 2014)

Board Policy #018
Transit Service Policies (Adopted June 2003; Amended September 2004, March 2005, August 2006, December 2008, February 2012, May 2013, October 2013)

Board Policy #019
Project Plans, Specifications and Estimates (Adopted November 2003, December 2008)

Board Policy #020
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Capital Improvement Projects (Adopted November 2003)

Board Policy #021
Acquisition of Real Property Interests and Relocation Assistance (Adopted November 2003; Amended December 2008, October 2013)

Board Policy #022
Utility Agreements and Relocation (Adopted November 2003, December 2008)

Board Policy #023
Procurement and Contracting - Equipment & Supplies (Adopted November 2003; Amended December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, November 2014)

Board Policy #024
Procurement and Contracting - Construction (Adopted November 2003; Amended December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, January 2010, November 2010, February 2012, October 2013, November 2014)

Board Policy #025
Public Participation/Involvement Policy (Adopted January 2004; Amended November 2004, March 2005, January 2006, December 2007, December 2008, January 2010)

Board Policy #026
Public Safety Policy Advisory Committee (PSPAC) (Adopted December 2003; Amended November 2004, September 2014)

Board Policy #027
Transportation Development Act (Adopted February 2004; Amended December 2007, November 2010, October 2013)

Board Policy #028
Asset Ownership and Disposition (Adopted April 2004; Amended November 2010, November 2014)

Board Policy #029
Regional Fare Policy and Comprehensive Fare Ordinance (Adopted October 2004; Amended February 2006, December 2008)

Board Policy #030
Contingency Reserve Policy (Adopted June 2005; Amended December 2006, November 2014)

Board Policy #031
TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan Rules (Adopted November 2005; Amended December 2006, December 2007, February 2008, March 2008, September 2008, July 2009, January 2010, November 2010, February 2012, July 2012, October 2013)

Board Policy #032
San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission Interest Rate Swap Policy (Adopted November 2005; Amended November 2013, November 2014)

Board Policy #033
Implementation Guidelines for SANDAG Regional Housing Needs Assessment Memorandum (Adopted April 2006; Amended November 2008, January 2012)

Board Policy #034
Advertising Policy (Adopted April 2008; Amended February 2012)

Board Policy #035
Competitive Grant Program Procedures (Adopted January 2010; Amended November 2014)

Board Policy #036
San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission Debt Policy (Adopted October 2013)

Legislation

California Public Utilities Code Sections 132350, et seq. Transportation Consolidation for San Diego

SB 1549, Vargas. Transportation Projects: Alternative Project Delivery Methods

SB 10, Kehoe. Airport land commissions: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

AB 2032, Dutra. Hot Lanes: Demonstration Projects

SB 463, Ducheny. Toll roads: State Highway Route 125

SB 1486, Ducheny. Otay Mesa East Toll Facility Act

SB 468, Kehoe. North Coast Corridor Project

Comprehensive Fare Ordinance (July 2014)

TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan (1988-2008)

TransNet Extension Ordinance and Expenditure Plan (2008-2048)

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - December 2006

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - May 2008

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - July 2009

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - November 2009

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - March 2012